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Permanent Lead Veterinary Nurse (VETSEEK-13004)

Reading, Berkshire


Head Veterinary Nurse

£25,000 to £28,000 per annum

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

We are working with an independent veterinary practice on the outskirts of Reading who are currently recruiting for a Lead Veterinary Nurse to join their team and run one of the branch practices.

This role is full time for 37.5 hours per week between 8:30am and 7pm, along with weekends on a rota. There will be no OOH work or on-call duties.

This position would suit a well experienced RVN candidate who is looking for the next positive step in their career, or a candidate with previous experience running a branch/managing nurses.

Key details:

  • Type: Small animal
  • Hours: Full time, 37.5 hour working week, shifts between 8:30am and 7pm each day
  • Weekends: Saturdays worked on a shared rota with the current team
  • OOH: None
  • Branch work: None
  • Team: 6 vets, 9 nurses and a fully support team

About them:

An independent small animal veterinary practice located close to Reading, Berkshire who are proud of the great standing they have within the area. The practice has a full in house laboratory with a full range of diagnostic equipment, as well as radiograph, ultrasound, ECG and more equipment. They have a wide and varied caseload and encourage the nursing team to be involved in all aspects of the daily running of the practice.

The candidate:

You will be an enthusiastic, efficient and hard-working veterinary nurse who is eager to take a positive step in their career. You will be a qualified veterinary nurse with a strong all-round skill set and a desire to continue learning. Although previous experience running a branch or leading a team would be beneficial, it is not essential. You must hold a full UK driver's license due to the location of the practice.


  • Salary: 25,000 to 28,000 per annum, commensurate to experience
  • Holidays: 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • CPD: Generous allowance
  • Memberships: RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • Company pension scheme

Must haves:

RCVS registered and qualified or soon to be

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom

Have excellent verbal and written communication skills

What happens next?

CLICK APPLY NOW or if you have any pre-application questions or if this role is not quite right for you, please contact the Vet Seekers team (details below) to discuss your veterinary career aspirations further.

Please quote job reference: 13004

T: 0333 014 7374

E: hello@vetseekers.co.uk

W: www.vetseekers.co.uk

Please note: All communications and applications are treated in the strictest confidence. When it comes to your privacy, as an ethical veterinary recruiter we do not send your details anywhere without your permission.

Vet Seekers was established in 2016 and is a multi-award-winning specialist veterinary recruitment agency (2019, 2020, 2021) and acts as an employment business for the supply of locum and permanent staff for the veterinary industry across the UK and overseas.

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